We're looking for some help please.
We are Australians, living in the UK, travelling to the USA for our very first road trip. We have 8 nights & 9 days available to us and were thinking of exploring the Shenandoah National Park & the Blue Ridge Parkway. But we know very little about the area and after spending several days scouring the TripAdvisor forums we are now more dazed & confused than ever.
The plan is:
Fly into Washington DC, collect our rental car and drive straight out to Front Royal.
From Front Royal the intention is to follow Skyline Drive to Waynesboro.
Then onto the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville.
Before heading to Atlanta.
Now we aren't serious hikers. We're more of a "pull up, gasp in awe, take some very ordinary photos, get on our way" kind'a people. So our questions are:
= Do you think 8 nights / 9 days too long?
= Can anyone suggest an itinerary to cover 8 nights / 9 days?
= What are the must see spots?
= Are there any small towns / hotels / B&Bs, where you would recommend an overnight stay?
= Are there any restaurants that you'd recommend along the way?